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The History of
 Computers
 How to Complete this Project

Open a Word document and save it as
 WQ–History of Computers
  Save it in your Word folder.
Minimize the Word document until you
 need to type an answer.
You will have several windows open at the
 same time minimizing and maximizing as
 needed.
 Brainstorm!     (let’s talk about it)

Brainstorm and think of inventions that
 have changed society

Make a list of the inventions in the order of
 importance (in your opinion) with # 1 being
 the most important
 Introduction/Discussion

Computer usage has seen phenomenal
 growth in the past two decades.
Each year they seem to become a bigger
 part of our lives.
What do we use computers for?
What do we consider computers?
 Mission
Where did it all start?
Who developed the first computers?
How did they become such an important
 part of our lives?
Let’s find out!
 Process 1
Click on the link below
 http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113882/history.shtml

Create a timeline of important dates in the
 history of computers in a Word document
 (use at least ten dates that you think are the
 most important).
Be sure to use the NEXT button on the
 website to see all of the dates.
Process 2
Click on the link below
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer

Originally, a computer referred to what?
Who is Charles Babbage and why is
 he important?
 Process 3
Click on the link below
  http://inventors.about.com/library/blcoindex.htm

Where did it all start?
What is the UNIVAC?
What is the ENIAC?
 Process 4
Click on the link below:
  http://computersciencelab.com/ComputerHistory/Histor
    y.htm
What was the Pascaline?
What did Joseph Marie Jacquard invent?
What is the Difference engine?
What is the Analytic engine?
What company did the Hollerith Company
 become?
  Process 5
Type 2 paragraphs for each of the following
 people below:
  • Andy Grove
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Robert Metcalfe
Include the following information:
  • Time period
  • Why is this person important?
  • What did they contribute?
  • What qualities or events led this person to
    greatness?
  ØUse a search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
  ØMake sure to cite your reference (where did you get it
   from-website)
 Conclusion
Imagine the world in twenty years!
Type a short paragraph telling me ways
 that you think that an average person will
 use computers in twenty years from now!
 Extra Stuff!
Click on the website below and see what’s
 inside a computer.
http://www.kids-
 online.net/learn/click/table.html
Evaluation (how you get graded!)
List of Inventions   = 5 points
Timeline             = 10 points
Process 1-4          = 40 points
Process 5            = 40 points
Conclusion           = 5 points
Total Points         = 100 points
Resources
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113882/
 history.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer
http://inventors.about.com/library/blcoi
 ndex.htm
http://computersciencelab.com/Comput
 erHistory/History.htm

				
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